Power Play

by Gavin Esler | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 000727811X Global Overview for this book
Registered by Beqi of Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on 8/21/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by Beqi from Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, August 21, 2010
Product Description
There are no real enemies, no real fear - only those of our own creation. Another brilliant political adventure from the co-host of BBC's Newsnight The Anglo-American 'Special Relationship' is in deep trouble. The ambitious vice-president, Bobby Black, who wields greater influence over foreign affairs than his titular boss has fallen out with the British PM. The young British Ambassador to Washington knows he must step in. He is in a delicate position however -- with the expectations of the British Government on him, as well as those of his father-in-law, the PM. In a bid to orchastrate some good PR, Black is invited to England, accompanied by a plane load of assistants and CIA security. Guided by his aristocratic host, he goes out to the moors--and disappears. He is not seen again until humilating photographs begin to appear, and then again, silence. The Americans are outraged that their VP has gone missing on British soil and the relationship between the two countries seem irrevocably damaged. But what can be done? Missing but not confirmed dead is a consitutional grey area, and should Black reappear, can he ever be trusted again?

Released 2 yrs ago (10/12/2019 UTC) at St Luke's Community Centre, Duston in Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom


Taking along and adding to the book buffet at this year's BookCrossing Unconvention at Northampton/Duston at St Luke's Community Centre. Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October. Looking forward to catching up with everyone!

Journal Entry 3 by Katweeble at Towcester, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 12, 2019
Added to mount tbr taken from the book buffet at the Northampton 2019 convention.

Journal Entry 4 by Katweeble at Towcester, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 12, 2020
A fascinating thriller with the tale being told by Alex Price the British Ambassador to America. There are lots of twists and turns in the this tale of a surprise win of an American presidential candidate and his bullish Vice President who is very anti Muslim and wishes for strong tactics to be taken against terrorists. We are supposed to trust the narrative voice as the tale keeps telling us not to trust anyone or anything as there are lies, Dan lies and politics.

Journal Entry 5 by sandyundead at Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie Poland on Saturday, May 1, 2021
An involving political thriller. Some of the sex scenes seemed unnnecessarily violent though.
Good to see a range of representation in the characters portrayed, balancing out the white male complement, though these were still the main characters - I guess it would have felt strange if they weren't when the book was written in 2009 or so.

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